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Luis R Gomez-Mejia

Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Management


Luis Gomez-Mejia joined the Mendoza College of Business as the Ray and Milan Siegfried Professor of Management. Prior to coming to Mendoza, Gomez-Mejia was the Benton Cocanaugher Chair in Business at Texas A & M University (since 2009); he also was a faculty member at Arizona State University (since 1989), where he was a Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar, a Regents Professor, and Arizona Heritage Chair holder. Gomez-Mejia has received numerous awards in his professional career, including the Outstanding Alumni Award from University of Minnesota (given to approximately two out of every 50,000 graduates from University of Minnesota), Doctor Honoris Causa at Carlos III University and Regents Professor (awarded to less than 1 percent of Arizona State University faculty). He was elected into the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Management (given to 33 Academy of Management members out of approximately 20,000 members). He has also received numerous awards for his research, including best paper in the Academy of Management Journal, best paper in Administrative Science Quarterly, and highest impact paper from the Entrepreneurship Division of Academy of Management. Gomez-Mejia, who has been named in several studies as one of the top management scholars in the world, has published more than 200 articles and 15 books in various management areas. His research has appeared in the best management journals: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Administrative Science Quarterly. His research has been cited more than 12,000 times. Luis Gomez-Mejia was an elected member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management and served as president of the Personnel/Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management (with approximately 2,500 members). He was elected for three terms as president of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management (an affiliate of the Academy of Management), which covers Spain/Portugal, all of Latin America, as well as Hispanic faculty in U.S. universities.




  • International Management -Texas A & M
  • Organization Theory,Doctoral Seminar, A & M
  • International Management I- Texas A & M
  • International Management II
  • Organization Theory, Doctoral Seminar A & M



"Agency theory revisited: complementary theory frameworks," (with Gloria Cuevas, Robert Wiseman), To appear in Corporate Governance International Review.

"Family control, socioemotional wealth and earnings management ," (with Joanna Campbell, Geoff Martin), To appear in Journal of Business Ethics.

"Financial reporting and the protection of socioemotional wealth in family controled firms," (with Cristina Cruz, Claudia Imperatore), To appear in European Accounting Review.

"Impact of cash incentives on TMT information seeking behaviors in entrepreneurial firms," (with Vikas Anand), To appear in Journal of High Technology Management Research.

"Necessity as the mother of green inventions," (with Pascual Berrone, Leanna Gelabert, Andrea Fosfuri, ), To appear in Strategic Management Journal, in oress.

"Organizational efficacy and the behavioral agency model: The role of efficacy in organizational risk and performance," (with Geoff Martin, Nathan Washburn, Marianna Makri), To appear in Human Resource Management.

"Socioemotional wealth and stakeholder management: Why family firms care more about their stakholders," (with Carmelo Cennamo, Pascual Berrone, Cruz Cristina), To appear in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

"Socioemotional wealth in family firms: Asset or liability?" (with Lucia Naldi, Carmelo Cennamo, Guido Corbetta, ), To appear in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

"Executive stock options as mixed gambles: Revisiting the behavioral agency model. ," (with Geoff P Martin, Robert Wiseman),  Academy of Management Journal, 56, June, 2013, 451-472..

Book Articles and Chapters

Caring about firm stakeholders: Towards a theory of proactive stakeholder management, (with Carmelo Cennamo, Pascual Berrone), John Wiley and Sons ().

Developing a strategic reward framework, (with Monica Franco), John Wiley ().

Family controlled firms and stakholder management: A Socioemotional wealth perspective, (with Pascual Berrone, Cristina Cruz, ), Sage Publishing Company ().

Sociooemotional Wealth: An obstacle or s springboard to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms, (with Shainaz Firfiray, Cristina Cruz, Marianna Makri), Oxford Press ().

Strategic compensation and team based pay, (with Theresa Welbourne, ), McGraw-Hill ().


Managing Human Resources, (with ), Prentice-Hall ().